Sam's Club to Offer Wireless Internet at All U.S. Stores

Sam's ClubSam's Club, the discount warehouse owned by Wal-Mart (WMT), will offer wireless Internet at all of its U.S. stores through a partnership with AT&T (T).

Customers will be able to view Web applications such as Facebook and Pandora on big-screen TVs to better understand how it would appear at home, Sam's Club said in a statement. The WiFi will be available at all U.S. locations by November.

Sam's Club is also planning a smart phone app that will include features such as access to discounts, product information and user reviews.

"Our members are early adopters of technology and electronics, and we're excited to deliver an improved experience in our clubs," said Brian Cornell, Sam's Club CEO.

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I look forward to seeing other big box retailers following suit. I think the big application here is for retailers, restaurants, cafes etc to build their email newsletter and social network following as customers access wi-fi via a splash page. I know I want coupons and special offers from places I shop at.


August 14 2010 at 3:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply